By Press Unit
Governor Godwin Obaseki unveils plans for Edo’s forests, gives ultimatum for registration of vigilante groups, urges residents to close ranks and take charge against insecurity.
“By the 15th of August, we also want to have a list from the local governments of every person and associations that have been registered as motor bike riders, tricycle (keke nape) riders and taxi drivers in those local governments.
“Before the end of September, the Edo State government is going to launch the Edo State Residency Identity Card, and every resident of Edo state must have that card. That card will be linked to the national identity scheme of the country.
“So for those who have the national identity card, it will be linked to that identity card, and for those who don’t, we will use the process to also give you your own national identity card.
“The last issue I want to discuss is to formally inform you that I have signed into law the Edo State Prohibition of Open Grazing of Cattle and other Livestock Act.” the governor said.
@views exclusive rights: Press Unit, Edo State Government, August 1, 2022.